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“Thrilling Experience”

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from Nelson and have four trips to choose from as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals on the lake. 1. Shenango Canyon - maximum excitement 2. Facchina Rapids - fun for everybody 3. Inflatable Kayaking - exciting 4. Scenic Float - beautiful and relaxing. Lake Rentals 1. Paddleboards 2. Kayaks 3. Inflatable Paddleboards - great for take-away rentals. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun a close 2nd.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 August 2011

My wife and I have rafted the Salmo river three times this year with the Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. After our first trip, you could say we were hooked. The staff were totally professional beginning to end and pretty easy going to boot. We were able to experience the river at three different levels (high, medium and low) which made each trip unique. We went with another couple once, a bunch of friends and co-workers another time and by ourselves the last time and met some really neat people. The only complaint I can think of is they don't supply cold beer at the end of the ride. We've tried other adventure tours like zip-lining, etc. but this is the only thing we've done more than once...that says a lot. Overall, a great time and definitely recommend to anyone that's got a few hours to kill. Fortunately, we're local and will be making this an annual event.

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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Nelson Whitewater rafting company is based out of Nelson B.C a charming little town located in the interior of B.C in an area know only as the Kootenays. The company runs trips to the Slocan River as well as the Salmo River the locations are the most beautiful that I have seen in the Canadian North Pacific.

You may want to bring a bathing suit for under your wetsuit and some snacks for the bus ride home. These trips are fun for friends and the whole family, my 70 year old step dad had the time of his life, he's in his element on the water. I also went with some of my hardcore snowboarding buddies and it got they're adrenaline pumping as well. For the wildlife enthusiasts we saw a female moose on the banks of the Salmo river and a baby coyote on the way home.

These trips have as much character as the town they are based out of from "the Woody" bus with good tunes pumping, to the terrific staff its hard to not feel part of something truly special. These trips are a must if you are anywhere in the Kootneys, go out of your way for this one, you wont regret it.

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Reviewed 10 August 2011

First time Whitewater rafting and it was absolutely amazing! We did the more mellow trip on the Slocan and it was great. I would love to go again and try the trip on the Salmo! I had a great time and Dave our rafting guide was awesome. Thanks again!!

Thank figaro98
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

My four year old son enjoyed himself so much he's still talking about weeks later. We can't wait to try the rapids. Our guide was professional and engaging.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013
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